Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Cancer of the Small Intestine
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||small intestine cancer|
|Treatments||antineoplaston a10, antineoplaston as2-1|
|Sponsor||Burzynski Research Institute|
|Start date||August 1998|
|Trial size||40 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00003522, BC-SI-2, CDR0000066566|
RATIONALE: Antineoplastons are naturally-occurring substances that may also be made in the laboratory. Antineoplastons may inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial studies the effectiveness of antineoplaston therapy in treating patients who have cancer of the small intestine.
Male or female participants at least 18 years old.
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically proven incurable and/or metastatic carcinoma of the small intestine that is unlikely to respond to existing therapy - Measurable disease by MRI or CT scan - Tumor must be greater than 2 cm PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: - 18 and over Performance status: - Karnofsky 60-100% Life expectancy: - At least 2 months Hematopoietic: - WBC at least 2,000/mm^3 - Platelet count at least 50,000/mm^3 Hepatic: - No hepatic insufficiency - Bilirubin no greater than 2.5 mg/dL - SGOT and SGPT no greater than 5 times upper limit of normal Renal: - No renal insufficiency - Creatinine no greater than 2.5 mg/dL - No history of renal conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium Cardiovascular: - No known chronic heart failure - No uncontrolled hypertension - No history of congestive heart failure - No history of other cardiovascular conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium Pulmonary: - No serious lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Other: - Not pregnant or nursing - Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 4 weeks after study participation - Not high medical or psychiatric risk - No concurrent nonmalignant systemic disease - No active infection PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: - At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered - No concurrent immunomodulating agents Chemotherapy: - At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas) and recovered Endocrine therapy: - Concurrent corticosteroids allowed Radiotherapy: - At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered Surgery: - Recovered from prior surgery Other: - Prior cytodifferentiating agents allowed - No other concurrent antineoplastic agents
|Official title||Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 In Patients With Carcinoma of the Small Intestine|
|Description||OBJECTIVES: - Provide treatment with antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 for patients with incurable carcinoma of the small intestine. - Describe response, tolerance to, and side effects of this regimen in these patients. OUTLINE: This is an open-label study. Patients receive gradually escalating doses of antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 by intravenous injection 6 times daily until the maximum tolerated dose is reached. Treatment continues for at least 2 months in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Patients achieving complete response (CR) continue treatment for an additional 8 months after reaching CR. Tumors are measured every 2 months for 1 year and then every 3 months for 1 year. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.|
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